Barbara Rae (hardback)
This beautiful and extensive book traces the development of Barbara Rae's work, a contemporary Scottish artist known for her abstract landscapes. From her early days as a student, examining the effect that her extensive travels have had on her art. The reader comes to an understanding of the importance of place in Rae's work and at the same time gains an insight into how the structure of a landscape is simply the starting-point for an experimental studio process.
Barbara Rae studied painting at the Edinburgh College of Art from 1961 to 1965. As a student, she worked as a grouse-beater in the Scottish Highlands. "I loved being up there walking the hills, seeing the landscape, drawing it," Rae said in a 2013 interview. "Geography was really important to me and it still plays a huge role in my art."
In 1980, Rae was elected as an Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy; she became a full member in 1992. In 1983, she was elected president of the Society of Scottish Artists. She was appointed as a member of the Royal Fine Art Comission for Scotland in 1995. Rae also became a member of the Royal Academy of Art in 1996. In 1999, she was awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. She is also a Royal Etcher, a Fellow of the Royal College of Art, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
25.4 x 29.7 x 2.2 cm
192 printed pages
Bill Hare, Andrew Lambirth, and Gareth Wardell